Crystal Analysis (Ofer Abarbanel online library)

Crystal Analysis (a.k.a. Crystal Analysis Professional) is an On Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) application for analysing business data originally developed by Seagate Software.

It was first released under the name Seagate Analysis as a free application written in Java released in 1999. After disappointing application performance, a decision was made to rewrite using ATL COM in C++. The initial rewrite only supported Microsoft Analysis Services, but support for other vendors soon followed, with Holos cubes in version 8.5, Essbase, IBM DB2 and SAP BW following in later releases. The web client was rewritten using an XSLT abstraction layer for the version 9.0 release, with better standards compliance to support Mozilla based browsers—this work also set the building blocks for support for Safari.

Crystal Analysis relies on Crystal Enterprise for distribution of analytical applications created with it.

Release timeline

  • Seagate Analysis1999, by Seagate Software
  • Crystal Analysis Professional0, 29 May 2001 [1][permanent dead link]by Crystal Decisions
  • Crystal Analysis Professional1, Q4 2001 by Crystal Decisions
  • Crystal Analysis Professional5 9 July 2002 [2][permanent dead link], by Crystal Decisions
  • Crystal Analysis Professional0 9 April 2003 [3][permanent dead link], by Crystal Decisions
  • Crystal Analysis Professional0 8 January 2004 [4][permanent dead link], by Business Objects
  • Crystal Analysis Professional0 31 January 2005, by Business Objects
  • Crystal Analysis Professional0 Release 2 30 November 2005 [5][permanent dead link], by Business Objects

Ofer Abarbanel online library

Ofer Abarbanel online library

Ofer Abarbanel online library